Sunday 28 February 2010

Mother's Day

Mum's are special. We should tell them that every day, but we don't.

But once a year we really do take the time to tell Mum that we love her and that she means the world to us.

Mother's Day, in the UK, was traditionally a day when girls in service were allowed the day off to return to their 'mother' church and then spend the day with their family. Often walking many miles to return home for the day, the girls would pick a posy of flowers from the road side to take home as a gift for their mother.

This year, Mother's Day falls on Sunday 14th of March, so make sure you take the time to find that perfect card and gift that shows your Mum how truly special she is.

We've put together a Mother's Day page to help you find that perfect present and card.

for your Mother's Day
Cards and Gifts

Thursday 25 February 2010

We do it for love ...

... but its nice when you do make a little cash!

Which is why I was delighted to read this article that tells of Cath Kidston and her rise, not from rags to riches, but from shabby chic to riches. A real inspiration.

In homage to the Queen of vintage style, I picked up my camera and went on a CK spotting expedition around my home:

gifts and cards you'll want to send and give.

Sunday 21 February 2010

Blog Awards!

Well, I am delighted, honoured and touched to have received 4 Sunshine Blog awards, having been nominated by these lovely people:

The condition when excepting this award are as follows:

  • Put the logo on your blog or within your post
  • Pass the award on to 12 bloggers
  • Link the nominees within your post
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  • Share the love and and link the to the person from who you received this award

So here are the 12 blogs that I have chosen to give a sunshine award too:

2 lovely design & lifestyle blogs:

4 Great blogs that I discovered via Twitter:

Some fellow card designers:

And just for having lovely 'things':

I hope you enjoy visiting these blogs as much as I do!

Becky. x

dots and spots

Thursday 18 February 2010

Felt Brooches

I'm excited to let you know that we are now selling these gorgeous
Hand made in wonderful, tactile felt and embellished with fabric and buttons, they are the perfect accessory for any coat or jacket.
An ideal Mother's Day gift (not long now - 14th march!) or why not treat yourself?
Each brooch is approximately 8 cm in diameter with a fastening pin on the rear.
Simply Beautiful!

for gifts and cards you'll
want to send and give.x

Sunday 14 February 2010

Happy Valentine's Day ...

... from dots and spots. x

Love in the snow!

The door to my heart.

The Spud of Love!


Sunday 7 February 2010

Sneak Preview!

As promised, here's a sneak preview of a new product line I've been working on.

Can you guess what they're going to be?!

Cards and gifts that you'll want to send and give.

Thursday 4 February 2010

A few weeks ago I wrote of my studio re-organisation.

I'm really pleased with my re-claimed space and I'm even more pleased that its given me more space and light to create - after all, that's what I love doing and that's why I launched dots and spots.

Below are a few more pics of my re-organised studio.

Keep watching - in a few days I hope to give you a sneak preview on a new product I've been working on now that I have the space to create.


Beautiful cards and gifts that you will want to send and give.